Creator: David E. Kelley
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Maria Bello, Molly Parker, Olivia Thirby
"Goliath" the new show on Amazon is very much as big as the title indicates. When your cast has 2 oscar winners (Thornton and Hurt) it's not shocking that with the first ten minutes of the pilot episode, you can't helped being sucking into this show.
The main concept of the show is over used in Hollywood these days. Creator/Writer David E. Kelley (Boston Legal, The Practice) plays to his strengths with his knowledge of legal system and is no stranger when it comes to building up his characters. Our Anit-Hero ,Billy McBride (Thornton), is a down on his luck drunken attorney who is approached by a family member of a loved one,who was killed three years ago,with a wrongful death lawsuit against the technology company Borns Tech. Here is the tricky part, the firm representing Borns Tech , Cooperman and McBride LawFirm was co-founded by McBride(Thornton). At the head of this firm is Donald Cooperman (Hurt) , who is as evil as he is ugly. Making matters worse for McBride, his exwife Michelle McBride ( Maria Bello) is a partner at this Firm. As soon as McBride (Thornton) agrees to take the case his life and the people around him are in danger.
This show is a conspiracy theory thriller. There is no question why Billy Bob won a Golden Globe for his performance. William Hurt has never played a more disfigured character from the inside out. From the legal battles to the action outside the courtroom,you can never guess which direction the show is going.Binge watchable! This show is the best show I've seen so far this year. 8.5/10 .